Public Speaking Competition – FINAL

Public Speaking Competition – FINAL

THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

Brothers, wives, friends & family from Redditch, together with Brothers from Kidderminster, supported Lintu Tom from St. Augustine’s High School in Redditch. She represented Province 6 in the final of the Public Speaking Competition held in Manchester on Sunday 8th September. Although she didn’t win she gave a fantastic performance and we are very proud of her. Our thanks to St. Augustine’s High School for providing their school mini-bus to take us to Manchester. This was a very interesting & exciting afternoon & well worth the trip to Manchester. For those of you who missed the area final at Dudley or the national final I recomend you to experience this next year.

           

Even our driver enjoyed himself                     All 16 contestants. Lintu is back row left.

National President Phil Brown presents Lintu with her certificate

Redditch on air

Redditch on air

The Redditch Catenians and families visited the BBC studios in The Birmingham Mailbox on Saturday 24th August. We enjoyed a very interesting tour of the studios, which included Midlands Today, BBC radio and the famous and fascinating studio where The Archers are recorded. It was a really good experience to see behind the scenes, and indeed the ‘red sofa’ for real. The Archers studio was of particular interest, telling us how the listeners are very quick to contact them, if they got something wrong, like the incorrect sound effect. They are celebrating their 70th year, which I believe is a record breaker. We finished by performing our own episode of The Archers, unfortunately they were not interested in taking our details for future work. Bob Conner had an interview some years ago, but sadly did not get accepted, because he rustled his script! Some of us then enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Cafe Rouge, overlooking the canal, before returning home some by car and some by train, a great day, enjoyed by us all.Thanks to our VP Bro Nicholas who took all the pictures, which of course is why he isn’t on any of them!

Archer fans are in for a big supprise                             Selecting the next news reader

Welcome to the BBC

Sean is in control. Beam me up quick Scotty                Welcome to the BBC

Past President of Malvern Circle presents cheque

Past President of Malvern Circle presents cheque

Last year’s president of Malvern Circle, Bro Nick Bannister, presented a cheque for £650 to his presidential charity, Young Epilepsy, together with a cheque for £100 which had been raised by the wives of the Circle’s Brothers.

The cheques were handed over to Martha Knight, Young Epilepsy’s Individual Engagement Executive, who thanked the Malvern Catenians and their wives for their generosity

Young Epilepsy cares for young people up to the age of 25 who suffer from severe epilepsy. About 700 staff are required to look after the 100 young people at the centre. The number of people under the age of 25 in the UK with epilepsy is around 112,000, with 1 in 5 having learning or intellectual disabilities.

Of the 1,150 deaths from epilepsy 10 years ago, about 10 per cent were young people under the age of 25.

Kenilworth Circle ‘bowled’ over!

Kenilworth Circle ‘bowled’ over!

Brothers and ladies of Kenilworth Circle were treated to excellent taster of bowling at The Highway Bowls club in Coventry on 8 August. The weather was perfect for a very enjoyable evening of bowls which started with some basic tuition from the club members which included Brother Danny and Marie McAree and then we played 5 or 6 ends of bowling and finished with a competition where everyone was involved. The spider competition was won by Hazel Prescott who won a bottle of whisky! We then retired to the Old Coventrian’s Rugby clubhouse for some drinks and cold buffet. In the photo is winner Hazel with Brother Bede Hayes who organised the event and 2 members of The Highway Bowls club.

Golf at Redditch

Golf at Redditch

Redditch once again hosted a very successful golf day on Tuesday 6th August. This was originally for the 5 Worcestershire Circles but now open to all, including LADIES for the first time.

The hosts won the team prize – Hari Nasta, John Casey & Brian Green..

Best individual score – Hari Nasta.

Best visitor – John Quinn, brother of Jim Quinn.

Best lady – Catherine Maund

Thanks to John Casey for all his hard work in organising such a succesful event. Good golf, good food & good fun..

A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARIES: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Redditch Golf course (the finest in Worcestershire) invites the Catenian 5 circles, plus all catenian golfers & friends & most importantly our Lady golfers, to another fantastic day of golf, friendship & fun.

Put the date in your diary & contact John Casey jgcasey1957@gmail.com

Kenilworth Cats meet Jellicle CATS

Kenilworth Cats meet Jellicle CATS

On Sunday 4th August Kenilworth Circle made their annual visit to Kilworth House open air theatre to watch the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical CATS. Sunday was our 7th visit to watch the excellent musicals in the unique outdoor woodland setting. These visits prove to be very popular and we had 30 ladies, brothers and families with us this year. The weather was kind to us allowing a good number to picnic in the extensive grounds before the musical started but to add to the drama, we had some thunder and heavy rain during the second half of the performance! We look forward to our 8th visit next year!